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Industry Needs More Time To Comply With Sunscreen Testing, Labeling Rule

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

A “shortage of sunscreen products” could occur in summer 2012 unless FDA allows manufacturers six additional months to comply with the testing and labeling requirements imposed by a recent final rule, trade groups say.

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